Support & Resources
Orientation to life in the Upper School is a yearlong process. All ninth graders are assigned to one of eight groups (roughly 14 students per group) that are matched up with senior Peer Leaders (one boy and one girl). Freshmen meet periodically with their Peer Leaders throughout the year to learn about the Upper School culture and how to make a successful transition to the high-school years from the perspective of older students.
In addition to Peer Leadership, ninth graders are divided into groups and assigned to one of our faculty Transitions advisors. Transitions groups meet throughout the year (once every eight-day rotation cycle) to facilitate the process of orienting to life in high school. Transitions groups also schedule service projects and social activities throughout the year.
With three full-time college counselors, Pace offers extensive resources for students and parents in the area of college counseling. Because of our small class size and knowledgeable staff, each student is given the careful, thorough attention necessary to find the college that best suits his or her academic, co-curricular and personal profile.
INSTEAD - Informing and Nurturing Students Through Education about Alcohol and other Drugs is a program established by PACE.LEAD to encourage faculty and students to work together to pursue non-disciplinary channels for concerns about student use of alcohol and other drugs.
If you are concerned about a Pace Academy student please click the link for the INSTEAD Confidential Referral Form.